We Are Everywhere.
The December 2020 defacement of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial with symbols of hate and intolerance were coupled with a threat – “we are everywhere.” Identical stickers have been found at other locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. We know that evil lurks.
It lurks in closed minds and hollow hearts that chase conspiracies. It lurks in those who view difference as inferior. It lurks in those who claim privilege as a birthright and fail to recognize how the rights of others are trampled. It lurks in those who craft a national narrative that denies truth – a narrative of self-preservation rather than inclusion.
While in hiding from the evil that roamed the streets below, Anne Frank penned that “a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
A single candle.
Countering that December threat, the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights proclaimed that “We Are Everywhere.” Partnering with Healthwise and the Downtown Business Association, the tagline now appears on billboards, yard signs and banners throughout Idaho.